Sheffield bus drivers are ‘the best in the north’

Sheffield bus driver Daniel Graham, 32, has been named by First Bus as one fo the best in the North of England
Sheffield bus driver Daniel Graham, 32, has been named by First Bus as one fo the best in the North of England
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Two city bus drivers have been awarded the title of ‘best in the north’ following an awards ceremony in Leeds.

Daniel Graham, aged 32, from Brimington, Chesterfield and ​​Michael Ferns, 55, of Ecclesall, both work out of First Sheffield’s Olive Grove depot, and have beaten over 5,000 drivers to be crowned the best drivers at the 2015 First UK Bus Excellence Awards.

Sheffield bus driver  Michael Ferns, 55,  has been named by First Bus as one fo the best in the North of England

Sheffield bus driver Michael Ferns, 55, has been named by First Bus as one fo the best in the North of England

Mr Graham the overall winner and Mr Ferns who came in a close second, beat off stiff competition across Yorkshire and Greater Manchester to claim the accolades.

Winner Daniel Graham said: “This was such a wonderful surprise to be nominated by our colleagues for this Award.

“Mick and I are just two of the bus drivers at Sheffield doing our best for customers and these awards are a great inspiration for us all to continue working hard for our customers.”

Mick, who has worked for First for nearly 35 years, was nominated by his colleagues and commended his consistent positive, helpful, flexible and friendly attitude.

Peter Mair, Operations Manager at First in Sheffield said: “I’m incredibly proud of Daniel and Mick and all the Sheffield team.

“It’s fantastic news to see their efforts recognised by being chosen as the best drivers across the North of England.”